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PremierLeague-News.Com - England play Australia three times in 14 days as Eddie Jones' men tour Down Under for the first time since 2016
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! England will return to Test action for the first time since the Six Nations in July with a three-week tour of Eddie Jones’ Australian homeland.Much has changed since England last headed down under during Jones’ first year as coach. That 2016 tour – a 3-0 triumph – featured a string of then-inexperienced players who have since gone on to become established bedrocks: Kyle Sinckler, Ellis Genge, Henry Slade, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Maro Itoje having just 10 caps between them when it kicked off.Six years, one World Cup final and three Six Nations wins later, England seem to be back in the same position. Jones’ squad is again in a period of transition as he looks to bed in relatively inexperienced youngsters who have impressed for their clubs, the most obvious names being Leicester’s Freddie Steward and Harlequins duo Marcus Smith and Alex Dombrandt.But with Premiership semi-finalists unavailable for Sunday’s non-cap warm-up against the Barbarians, it will tell little of Jones’ tactical and personnel thinking as he looks to deliver his oft-stated aim of winning the 2023 World Cup.More from Rugby Union‘I thought my chance had gone’ – Burns and Ashton revel in Tigers’ Premiership victory18 June, 2022Burns' last-minute kick earns Leicester Premiership final victory over Saracens18 June, 2022'Crazy talented' Joe Marchant can show he deserves England chance against Barbarians17 June, 2022The touring squad will be named the day after the Barbarians game – Monday 20 June – and it is not just performances which Jones will be looking to test. One of the repeat themes of the anecdotes in his 2021 book Leadership is how integration with other players is as important in judging a new call-up’s future England hopes as their performances.Social dynamics will be especially present in Jones’ mind in Australia, with his players flying away from their families for three weeks on the other side of the world. “The Australia tour is a great opportunity for growth for this team and a good challenge at the end of the season,” Jones said. “It will be the first time many of the younger players have toured abroad with England and it will be vital practice and experience ahead of the World Cup.
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.55am BST due to the difference in time zones. A week later England head to the country’s east to play in Brisbane before rounding off the tour on Saturday 16 July in Sydney – the first international game at the Sydney Cricket Ground since 1986.
England’s tour of Australia Perth – Sat 2 July, 10.55amBrisbane – Sat 9 July, 10.55amSydney– Sat 16 July, 10.55am All matches will be shown live on Sky Sports
After a mediocre Six Nations in which the only consistent thing about England’s line ups and tactics was their inconsistency, Jones is under pressure to provide tangible indicators of a coherent vision for the team’s future. Experimentation is welcome – but success will not come until England establish a more settled XV with tried and trusted player combinations.Dave Rennie’s Australia are themselves in transition and were pretty comfortably dispatched by England in November’s Autumn Internationals. When you add the bond-forming tour element to the mix, Jones arguably has no better opportunity to get on with it.
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